What steps should managers and HR professionals take to effectively recruit and select the best candidate for a position?

What steps should managers and HR professionals take to effectively recruit and select the best candidate for a position? For this Application Assignment, you will review information for a particular job opening and develop a valid and reliable recruitment and selection plan.

To prepare for this assignment, click here for theOrganization and Job Descriptionto read about the mission and values of the organization, as well as details of the position.

Then, develop an outline for your Application Assignment that includes that following sections:

Section 1: Job Analysis

Complete a job requirements matrix to identify the job duties, specific tasks, and KSAOs (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other requirements) for this position. Then, select the five KSAOs that are most important for this position.

Click here for theJob Requirements Matrix.

Section 2: Recruitment Strategy

Evaluate various methods and sources for recruiting. As you do so, consider the following:

  • What are the relevant labor markets?
  • What are the pros and cons of internal versus external recruitment?
  • How andwhen might it be appropriate to use technology to recruit for this position?
  • Should professional recruiters be utilized? Why or why not?
  • How might staff members in the organization help facilitate recruitment?

Section 3: Selection Tools

What criteria should be considered when hiring for this position? How would you determine if a candidate meets those criteria?

Refer to your job analysis and develop selection tools to assess the qualifications of job applicants. These tools may include tests, interview questions, simulations, use of references, as well as any other means of assessment that meet legal guidelines, and they should be aligned with the most important KSAOs that you have identified. For each of these tools, consider how applicants will be scored.

Note: As part of this assignment, you will need to develop at least two or three structured interview questions. Include these interview questions in your written Application Assignment, indicate which KSAOs they are intended to measure, and explain how you would score responses to the questions.

Section 4: Evaluation Plan

How will you evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of your recruitment efforts after they have been completed? What metrics would you recommend be used to determine the Return on Investment?

Write a 5- to 6-page paper that includes the following:

  • A job analysis, including a copy of the job requirements matrix and an indication of the five most important KSAOs
  • Recruitment strategies, including a rationale for the use of two or more sources or methods of recruitment
  • Two or more selection tools, with an explanation of how each tool is aligned with one or more KSAOs and how responses would be evaluated. Be sure to include the interview questions you have developed for the Video Application.
  • An evaluation plan that includes the use of metrics to assess recruitment efforts

Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to theEssential Guide to APA Style for Walden Studentsto ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.

Provide a brief introduction to the organisation (it is acceptable to withhold the name of the organisation).

Each group should identify a problem situation (HR problem) in an organisation they have access to- preferably an organisation where at least one group member works or has worked recently. The focus has to be on an unresolved problem (only one problem).

 

A presentation covering the following points should be prepared:

 

  • Provide a brief introduction to the organisation (it is acceptable to withhold the name of the organisation).

 

  • Describe the problem, as much as possible in terms of the observable or measurable symptoms it manifests, for example: employee unrest, frequent industrial action, high absenteeism, workplace bullying/harassment, low morale, loss of profit, sabotage etc.

 

  • The issue/problem should then be considered and analysed in terms of concepts/models/theoriesdrawn from any two topics studied as part of this subject. To give some examples, your group may choose to adopt different negotiation tactics, change the existing recruitment and selection method, or re-design jobs, or arrange special training program and so on. Try to choose the topic that seems to offer the most useful insights into the problem. Topics must be taken from HRM course.

 

  • Design a change program or set of activities and procedures utilising some aspect or aspects of your analysis (actual action plan). The change program should be intended to solve or improve the situation. Please note you are not merely being asked for a list of recommendations.

cenario: Imagine you are a Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and you have been asked by the CEO to reduce the department head count in order

“Head Count Reduction” Please respond to the following:

 

•Scenario: Imagine you are a Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and you have been asked by the CEO to reduce the department head count in order to right-size the department during tough economic times. You panic, as you already feel you have a lean staff. The department is currently collecting input objectives and reaction objectives on its evaluations. The CLO will report recommendations to the CEO in 10 days. Meanwhile, there are nine days to gather data to show the department’s value and impact on the organization.

· In a nine-day time frame, explain the actions the CLO can take to build a compelling case for the department’s overall value and business impact, which hopefully minimizes layoffs.

 

1. Build a measurement and evaluation plan that will allow the CLO to continuously monitor the department’s value and worth. Consider what the plan should include and in what order items of the plan should be implemented. This should be fully executed within a six-month time frame.

2. In general, describe the points-of-pain that this CLO, or any CLO in general, may encounter in executing an evaluation and measurement plan. Discuss if the pain is worth the effort.

Safety boots and hardhats are to be worn by all technicians working within 100 metres of the construction tower.

TMGT 7142 ASSIGNMENT 1 – VER 3.0 FEBRUARY 27, 2013 – DE – MARKER-LED DELIVERY TMGT 7142 Module 1 Assignment 1 TMGT 7142 Assignment 1 is due at the end of Module 1. Section 1 The following sentences and short passages lack compactness, simplicity, or clarity, and particularly contain low-information-content (LIC) expressions. Improve them by deleting unnecessary words, or by partial or complete rewriting. 1. A power outage disrupted work for a period of 4 hours and 13 minutes on January 7, 2013. 2. For your information, it was decided by the executive committee that a sum in the amount of $180 000 should be set aside for the purpose of implementing building improvements in 2013. 3. It is with considerable concern that we have noticed a large number of discrepancies between the projected and actual expenditures for 2012. 4. Any attempt to operate the engine in excess of 1500 rpm is likely to result in and be the cause of accelerated bearing failure. Section 2 The following sentences offer choices between words that sound similar or are frequently misused. Select the correct word in each case. 1. Three attempts were made to (elicit/illicit) a response from station K-2. 2. Fuel consumption is (affected/effected) by driving speed. 3. Analyses of the data (is/are) being delayed until all the data (has/have) been received. 4. The (principal/principle) reason for analyzing the materials at this stage is to avoid future problems. Section 3 Rewrite the following sentences to make them more emphatic (in many cases, change them from the passive to active voice). Create a “doer” if one is not identified. 1. The fracture of the rotor arm was first noticed by Jan Wright. 2. Although Whistler Mountain’s Olympic Station was obscured by fog for 24 hours, work by the crew repairing the chairlift continued throughout the night. 3. Safety boots and hardhats are to be worn by all technicians working within 100 metres of the construction tower. TMGT 7142 ASSIGNMENT 1 – VER 3.0 FEBRUARY 27, 2013 – DE – MARKER-LED DELIVERY Section 4 Improve the parallelism in the following sentences. 1. Today, the importance of measuring and monitoring our environment is becoming increasingly critical as our population expands, land values appreciate, natural resources dwindle, and the land, water, and air are polluted by human activities. 2. Never before has so much survey data been available for assessing current conditions, making sound planning decisions, and for a study of how policy can be formulated for various resource development, and environmental preservation initiatives. 3. Geodetic methods are employed to determine relative positions of widely spaced monuments, as well as computing lengths and directions of the long lines between them. Section 5 Abbreviate the terms shown in italics in the following sentences. In some cases you will also have to express numerals in the proper form. 1. Vibration became severe at speeds above 84 kilometres per hour, which forced us to drive more slowly than anticipated. However; this enabled us to achieve a fuel consumption of 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres. 2. Radio station DMON’s two operating frequencies are 88.1 kilohertz and 103.6 megahertz. 3. Paragraph three on page seven of the proposal quoted an additional six hundred and fiftyseven dollars ($657.00), tax included, for repairing the damage to the roof caused by Hurricane Hazel. Section 6 Correct any of the following sentences that are not complete or have not been punctuated properly. 1. Progressive corrosion inside the pipes has reduced liquid flow by 21% since 2009. A condition which, if not corrected, could cause system shutdown in less than 12 months. 2. When the digital exchange was installed at Multiple Industries, eight lines were left unused for anticipated staff expansion. Also for providing dedicated lines for a planned facsimile transmission network between branches. 3. The overhead steam pipe ruptured at 10:10 a.m., fortunately the office was empty as everyone had gone down to the cafeteria for coffee break. Although damage was effected to the computer equipment and oak furniture. Section 7 Select the correctly spelled words among the choices offered below. 1. The preface to a book or report is sometimes called a (forward/foreward/foreword). 2. Version 6.0 of 4Tell for Windows 95 (supercedes, supersedes) version 5.5. TMGT 7142 ASSIGNMENT 1 – VER 3.0 FEBRUARY 27, 2013 – DE – MARKER-LED DELIVERY 3. To a young business owner seeking a cash flow loan, the (colatteral/collatteral/collateral) demanded by the bank may seem (exhorbitant/exorbitant). 4. Silica gel is a drying agent, or (desiccant/dessiccant/dessicant), that is packed with electronic equipment before shipment. 5. After (lengthy/lengthly) deliberation, the executive committee admitted that Ken Wynne ‘5 innovative design was indeed (ingenious/ingenuous). Section 8 Applying Reader Access Techniques INSTRUCTIONS In most assignments you will be writing or speaking to an audience of your peers or someone in a senior position. In other words, your audience is NOT a BCIT Instructor. Therefore, you can assume that adience analysis will be a critical component of the evaluation process of your communication success in these assignments. Rewrite the material on the following page using proper Memorandum format. You are required to demonstrate your understanding and ability to use READER ACCESS concepts and effective technical writing techniques learned in “Communication Basis”. Please note: It is not necessary to add or subtract from the ideas contained in the example given. MEMORANDUM TO: All Department Heads SUBJECT: New Copy Procedures A recent study of our copy center request procedures indicates that we are not fulfilling copy requests as efficiently as possible. A number of problems surfaced in the survey. First, many requests, particularly large orders, are submitted before the copy center opens. Others are submitted after the copy center closes. As a result, the copy center has an enormous backlog of copy orders to fill before it can begin copy orders submitted after 8:30 A.M., when the center officially opens. This backlog may through the center two or three hours behind schedule. All copy requests throughout the day then require over two hours to complete. By 2:00 P.M., any copy requests submitted may not be filled that day. If large order arrive unexpectedly even a routine copy request may take two days to complete. To remedy the situation, we will change to the following copy request procedure beginning Monday, February 3. The copy center will close at 3:00 every afternoon. Two work-study employees will work at the center from 3:00 until 5:00 to complete all orders by 4:00. If you submit copy requests by 3:00, the center will have them ready by 4:00. In short, all requests will be filled the day they are submitted. TMGT 7142 ASSIGNMENT 1 – VER 3.0 FEBRUARY 27, 2013 – DE – MARKER-LED DELIVERY However, do not leave copy requests after 3:00, as these will not be processed until the following day. However, we guarantee that if you leave your request for copies with us between 8:30 and 3:00, you will have them that day. Requests for copies of large orders – over 100 copies of one item, single multiple copies of any document over 25 pages, of front/back photocopying of one item up to 50 copieswill require that a notice be given the copy center one day in advance. That way, the center can prepare for your copy request and be sure to have it ready for you. Copies of the request form are attached. Please complete one of these and send it to Lynda Haynes at the copy center so that she can schedule all big jobs. If you submit a big copy request without having complete the form, your request will be completed after other requests are complete. Allow plenty of time for routine jobs- at least two hours, and three if possible. Beginning February 3, give all copy requests to the receptionist at your office number. Be sure you attach complete instructions. Give your name, your phone number, and your office number. State the number of copies required and any special instructions. Specify staples or clips, color paper, and collation on multipage copies. Pick-up procedures also change February 3. All copy jobs, after they are complete, will be placed in each department’s mail box. No copies will be left outside the copy center after closing time. No copies will be left with the receptionist. Large orders that will not fit mailboxes will be delivered to your office. If you have any questions about this new procedure, please contact Lynda Haynes at 2257.

Critically examine the benefits and challenges of managing diversity in an organisation.

Task

This is an individual assignment.

Each student will be required to write a 2500 words essay on ONE on the following topics:

TOPIC OPTION 1
Critically examine the benefits and challenges of managing diversity in an organisation. Then, referring to an organisation of your choice, describe how diversity is managed in practice and discuss how it can provide a competitive advantage.

TOPIC OPTION 2
Critically examine the five bodies of thought that form the foundation of modern business ethics. Then discuss two or more of these with reference to an ethical dilemma that you or a manager known to you have encountered and how these ethical differences were resolved.

TOPIC OPTION 3
Argue the business case for and against organisations engaging in environmental sustainability. Then, referring to an organisation of your choice, describe how environmental sustainability can be incorporated into an organisation’s strategic plans.

TOPIC OPTION 4
Evaluate the effectiveness of three different models of decision making, critically examining the challenges of decision making in organisations. Then, referring to an organisation of your choice, describe a major organisational decision and justify which model of decision making you consider best describes how that decision was made.

Please refer to relevant academic literature and source materials, as well as drawing upon your knowledge of the organisation.

Rationale

This assignment is designed to:
• Familiarise students with various management theories
• Encourage students to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the wide array of theoretical contributions
• Encourage students to use empirical evidence to support their arguments

Marking criteria

Your assignment will be assessed according to the extent to which it has:
• Answered the question set, kept to the topic and covered only relevant issues;
• Shown adequate use of a range of academic resources (e.g. journal articles, management books) to support arguments and recommendations;
• Taken a critical orientation to the topic, theories and readings;
• Built a sound argument using analysis, explanation and interpretations;
• Incorporated original thinking based on a clear evaluation of evidence, treating sources critically and acknowledging their strengths and weaknesses;
• Provided a well structured, clear and consistent line of reasoning across the assignment, including an effective introduction and conclusions;
• Demonstrated readability (this relates to structure; clarity of expression; explanations; linkages and flow; grammar and spelling; use of headings; correct referencing and presentation).

Be mindful of the intended audience and seek to assess the presentation’s effectiveness by gauging audience comprehension

our assignment is to prepare a PowerPoint presentation with up to 10 slides, outlining the major communication processes between individuals and organizations. The assignment is due this week.

 

 

Principles of an Effective Presentation: • You may utilize a product such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Google Presentation to create your presentation. • There are various template designs that you can find on the web for your presentation. However, first consider your presentation from the perspective of your audience prior to selecting a specific style. Distracting backgrounds, large blocks of text, all uppercase fonts, elaborate font styles, grammatical errors, and misspellings are distracting. Be consistent with the style of text, bullets, and sub-points in order to support a powerful presentation that allows your content to be the focus. • Each slide should include your key point(s). Do not place large blocks of text on the visual. Your presentation is not a means of presenting a short paper. In an actual presentation you would not “read” from your slides but rather use them as prompts. • Any notes or narration you would use in delivering this presentation to a group should be listed in the “notes” section of the slide. • References should be listed at the bottom of the slide in slightly smaller text. • Use clip art, AutoShapes, pictures, charts, tables, and diagrams to enhance but not overwhelm your content. • Be mindful of the intended audience and seek to assess the presentation’s effectiveness by gauging audience comprehension (when possible).

Give specific information about how the technique can be used to help find the root cause and/or solve your particular problem.

TMGT 7143 – ASSIGNMENT 2 – VER 3.0 JANUARY 18, 2013 – CLASSROOM DELIVERY TMGT 7143 Module 5 Assignment 2 TMGT 7143 Assignment 2 is due at the end of Module 5. Real Life Situation Prior to completing Submission Assignment # 2, it is suggested that you complete the Self-test questions in Module 5 of the manual. In this Submission Assignment, you will be using the information from Modules 2, 3, 4, and 5. You are to analyze and describe in detail a real life problem situation, such as a problem situation you are dealing with at the present time, and to identify a technique that will help you solve the problem. First, explain clearly: What the problem is Why it is a problem (think about the consequences of the problem if it is allowed to continue be unresolved) Then, describe in detail: What are you trying to accomplish and how using problem-solving techniques to expand your thinking, organize your thinking and/or gather more information would help? Choose one of the problem-solving techniques (e.g. rating, charting, double-reversal etc.) described in the course material suitable for helping to identify the root cause of your problem and/or solve the problem. Describe how you can use the technique to help identify the root cause of your problem and/or solve the problem. Do NOT simply describe the process in general. Give specific information about how the technique can be used to help find the root cause and/or solve your particular problem. Give example data, charts, diagrams etc. as required by the technique. Show the results of applying the technique to your problem.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about the following:

Conflicts

In this assignment, you will study the methods used by leaders to resolve different types of conflicts.

Question 1

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about the following:

  • Types of conflicts
  • Levels of conflicts
  • Conflict handling modes

Consider the statement “conflict can be both good and bad.” Reflect on this statement and describe a time when you witnessed or experienced conflict in your personal or professional life.

Based on your research and experience, answer the following questions:

  • What are the four basic types of conflict? Describe them.
  • Which type of conflict did you witness or experience?
  • What are the five levels of conflict? Describe them. What was the level of conflict in your situation?
  • Which of the five conflict-handling modes was utilized?
  • What are the three conflict negotiation models? What are the goals and indicators of success of each? Were any of these models used to resolve the conflict you witnessed or experienced?
  • Do you agree or disagree that “conflict can be both good and bad”? Give reasons and explain whether the conflict you witnessed was good or bad.
  • Provide an additional example of both good and bad conflict in a healthcare setting.

Question 2

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about the following:

  • Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode instrument (TKI)
  • Kraybill conflict style inventory (KCSI)

Now, choose one of these conflict style inventories and based on your understanding of the model, complete the following tasks:

  • Describe your chosen conflict style inventory.
  • Describe how the conflict style inventory was developed.
  • Explain the pros and cons of the inventory.

Think back to the best leader for whom you have ever worked. What traits/behaviors did you appreciate the most?

1.      Think back to the best leader for whom you have ever worked. What traits/behaviors did you appreciate the most? (125 Words)

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Think back to a time when you have worked for a supervisor who moved from one leadership style to another based on situational variables described in the Long and Spurlock (2008) article. Describe the situation and variables that prompted the change and what made it effective, or what may have been done differently to make it more effective. (125 Words)

 

List of used acronyms (abbreviations) 5. Definitions 6. Introduction and history Core topic

Page 1 of 4 Project Topics and Guideline 1. Topics Individual Projects The student can choose one of the following topics or may present his own topic. The student must get the lecturer’s approval before starting the work. The offered topics: No. Topic 1. Contemporary Application of Knowledge Management systems in Project /Portfolio Management 2. Research, Discuss and Analyze PRINCE2 as a project management methodology 3. Contemporary Project Management Software Tools UAE context 4. Project Management Certification UAE context 5. The Ergonomics of enterprise systems and technology based work environment 6. Research, Discuss and Analyze the Internet of Everything in the context of Enterprise Systems 7. Role of smart technologies on enterprise systems and management market analysis and trends (UAE context) 8. Contemporary Application of Workflow Management Systems in Project /Portfolio Management 9. Contemporary Application of Corporate Collaborative System (Video Conferencing etc.) in Project /Portfolio Management 10. Application of Due Diligence in Project Management 11. Governance and Business Ethics in IT/IS Enterprises 12. Research, Discuss and Analyze Contemporary Tools Examples Used for the Calculate Market Risks Probabilities, Black-Scholes formula, Binomial approximation, Risk-neutral methods 13. Research, Discuss and Analyze Balanced Scorecard Approach with Its Application In PPM Examples Used to Align PPM Activities to the Vision and Strategy of the Organization 14. Research, analyse and discuss the adoption and implementation of innovative RFID Technology in UAE industry (e.g. Oil & Gas, Hospitality, etc.). 15. Artificial Intelligence and expert systems Technologies in UAE industry (e.g. Oil & Gas, Hospitality, etc.). 16. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) UAE context 17. Supply Chain Management (SCM) UAE context 18. Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) UAE context 19. Research, Discuss and Analyze Big data in the context of Enterprise Systems 20. Data warehouse and data mining in business 21. Decision support Systems (DSS) UAE context 22. IT Career in UAE context. Market Analysis and trends 23. Enterprise utilization of Cloud computing UAE context The individual project is a research assignment on one of the above topics. You need to discuss, carryout market analysis and evaluation. Student may choose the topic as Professional MBA MBA 5603 Enterprise Management Page 2 of 4 available or may provide another topic which is related to the course content that may have an impact upon enterprise management. Real-world examples and applications are needed to be discussed and presented. 2. The Structure of the Essay 1. Cover Page 2. Table of Contents 3. List of figures (if any) 4. List of used acronyms (abbreviations) 5. Definitions 6. Introduction and history Core topic 7. Market analysis, main providers, systems comparison and evaluation You are required to present and a demonstrate features such as pros and cons, strength and weaknesses in respective of the chosen topic. These features must be addressed and presented. 8. Comparison and evaluation UAE vs. International level. 9. Trends, perspectives, recommendations and conclusion. 10.References 3. Presentation Professional PowerPoint presentation: Not more than 5 minutes for individual projects and 5 minutes Q&A. 4. Submission Submit softcopies of the report and presentation. The presentation’s softcopy must be submitted to the lecturer before the presentation! The core of the topic must have a volume of 1500 words Line spacing: 1.5 line spaced pages; font size 11 -12 points. Font type: Arial, calibri or similar. Late submission with no rational excuse will affect your grade! Lecturer’s approval is required for any adaptation or alternations in the above specifications. Copy & paste of complete pages or articles from the Internet or other resources are strictly prohibited. If any information or data is taken from any resource then a citation and referencing are obligatory. Page 3 of 4 5. The Grading Individual project will contribute 30% each to your final grade. The grading of this project will include:  The content of the report and presentation  The form and format of the report and presentation  The delivery of your presentation and discussion 6. Communication Use the following notation whenever you email the lecturer regarding your Project: Individual Projects: MBA5603_FirstName_LastName_Project_TopicTitle:_Subject File names syntax: MBA5603 _ YourFirstName YourLastName_file_name file_name should reflect the content of the file. It will impact your grade negatively if you do not follow these notations! Page4 of 4 Notes: